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Obituary: Arthur "Art" Anthony, 77

Arthur "Art" Anthony of Riverside passed away this week at the age of 77.

The following obituary was provided by Perry McStay Funeral Home.

Arthur T. "Art" Anthony of Fenwick Road in Riverside passed away on his 54th wedding anniversary with his wife Patricia A. (Enos) Anthony on Oct. 13, surrounded by his family. He was 77 years old.

He was the loving father of Cheryl L. Small and her husband James of Reading, MA and Michael D. Anthony of East Providence and grandfather of Jillian P. and Alexa L. Small who were the loves of his life. He is also survived by his precious Golden Retriever, “Maggie Mae” and his grand canine companions “Molly” and “Katie Rose.”  

Art was in the motor oil and lubricant business for more than 50 years. Prior to his retirement he was associated with Ocean State Oil of North Kingstown as a consultant. 

He was a graduate of East Providence High School and attended Bryant College and Johnson & Wales University. He was a Marine Corp. veteran of the Korean War.  Art enjoyed reading, traveling to the Caribbean, Patriots, Red Sox and driving his sports car.  He was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. 

His funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in . Burial with Military Honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions to Amos House, 415 Friendship Street, Providence, RI 02907 would be appreciated. 

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